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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

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Pandan Loop murder: Police arrest man

The Straits Times | Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Bloodstains were seen on the road where a foreign worker was found dead in mysterious circumstances at Pandan Loop on 23 August 2014 night.

26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of an Indian national, also 26, at Pandan Loop, police revealed last night.

The victim, Mr Suresh Kumar, was found dead at an industrial estate there on Saturday night. He was an employee of Poly NDT, which does testing and inspections of parts such as ship hulls.

According to the police, who have classified the case as murder, a call for help was made at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

On arriving near the company's office at 60 Pandan Loop, police found Mr Kumar lying motionless on the ground. Blood stains were reportedly splattered along the road, and also on the fencing of a nearby construction site.

Mr Kumar was pronounced dead at 10.53pm by paramedics at the scene.

He had suffered trauma injuries to his head and neck, and was found with a deformity on his left hand, said a spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

It is believed that he was attacked even though his possessions were not taken, said a report in Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily.

This article was published on Aug 27 in The Straits Times.

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